Physicians’ knowledge and attitude regarding bisphosphonates-related adverse events: An observational study
Lana El Osta, Nada El Osta, Reine Tannous, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut 1107 2180, Lebanon
Antoine Aoun, Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh 1211, Lebanon
Marwan Ghosn, Department of Hematology-Oncology, School of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut 1107 2180, Lebanon
Hazem El Osta, Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71103, United States
Author contributions: El Osta L, El Osta N and El Osta H contributed with conception and design; Tannous R and Aoun A participated in the acquisition of the data; El Osta N, Aoun A and Ghosn M participated in the analysis and interpretation of the data; El Osta L and El Osta N drafted the initial manuscript; Tannous R, Aoun A, Ghosn M and El Osta H revised critically the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The Institutional Review Board of the Hôtel-Dieu de France hospital of Beirut approved the study protocol.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided their written informed consent to participate in the study. All data were encoded and kept confidentially.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Lana El Osta, MD, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Saint-Joseph University, PO Box 11-5076, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2180, Lebanon. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 4, 2016
Peer-review started: December 5, 2016
First decision: January 16, 2017
Revised: February 10, 2017
Accepted: March 3, 2017
Article in press: March 5, 2017
Published online: March 12, 2017